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Elderly advocate training in September

Staff Reports

Special Advocates for Elderly of Douglas County is starting a training for new volunteers beginning in September.

SAFE volunteers are men and women who want to help the community’s most vulnerable adults who are involved in the court system.

“When adults do not have a voice of their own, SAFE can act as that voice,” Leanne Wagoner said.

“Volunteers take time to learn about the person, their family, their situation and then make a recommendation to the Judge about what is best for their future.”

The training occurs once per week, for five weeks.

Participants must be over the age of 21, care about the dignity for older adults, and have some time to commit to volunteering.

Learn more about SAFE by going to https://douglasdistrict court.com and clicking on Court Advocacy Programs, or calling Wagoner, the manager of Court Advocacy at 782-6247.